• On Apr 10, 2018
    Diana from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Im planning a roundtrip from San Diego. Do i have to take government documents for my children?

    Ahoy, Diana!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hear that you're planning an adventure aboard Disney Cruise Line! Your buccaneers are going to have so much fun! Each day will be filled with activities for them to choose from. My little cruiser loves to attend the different Character Experiences offered onboard!

    Thank you for sailing by with such an important question. Children under the age of 16, who are U.S. citizens, sailing on a roundtrip voyage with their parents from a U.S. port, and returning to that same U.S. port, do not need a U.S. passport to set sail on Disney Cruise Line. They only need an original (or copy) of their state-issued birth certificate as proof of citizenship! If your children are 16 years of age or older, they would need an original (or copy) of their state-issued birth certificate as well as a government-issued photo ID for proof of citizenship for roundtrip cruises setting sail from a U.S. port. Before your upcoming cruise, I highly recommend taking a look at the Passport & Travel Documentation information found on Disney Cruise Line's website, just to make sure you have the correct documentation for your entire pirate crew!

    I always suggest getting passports for everyone in your family prior to your adventure at sea. In the off chance there is a medical emergency while visiting another country, your entire family will be able to easily fly back to the U.S. if they each have a U.S. passport. My family all travels with ours and it gives me peace of mind throughout our voyage!

    Diana, if you think of any more questions while you continue planning for your Disney Cruise, please don't hesitate to visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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